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Endy Chavez


Chavez went 2-for-4 with one RBI and two stolen bases for the Mets in a 7-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Thursday. The center fielder went 3-for-3 with an RBI in Wednesday's 4-3 win.


Chavez and the New York Mets agreed to a $500,000, one-year contract Friday. The 27-year-old outfielder split time last season with Washington and Philadelphia, batting .216 with no homers and 11 RBIs in 116 at-bats.


Chavez has been traded to the Philadelphia Phillies, in exchange for Marlon Byrd. After being the Expos' primary center fielder the last two seasons, Chavez lost the job in spring training and was optioned to the minors. Recalled on May 3, he hit just .222 in seven games before being sent back down to Triple-A New Orleans earlier this week.


Chavez is on his way back to Triple-A New Orleans, opening a spot on the Nationals' roster for righthander Claudio Vargas, who was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday. The outfielder has appeared in just seven games with Washington this season, going 2-for-9 with a double, RBI and two runs scored.

Brad Wilkerson, Ryan Church and Jose Guillen will continue to serve as the Nationals' starters in the outfield, while veteran Jeffrey Hammonds will handle the primary backup duties.


Chavez has been recalled from Triple-A New Orleans by the Washington Nationals, replacing fellow outfielder Terrmel Sledge, who is out with a strained right hamstring. In 21 games with the minor league club this season, Chavez was batting .269 with one home run, three RBI and five stolen bases.

Chavez originally was slated to begin the season as the Nationals' starting center fielder, but his lack of discipline at the plate resulted in him being demoted to the minors before Opening Day. He'll likely split time in center with Ryan Church during Sledge's absence.